Cyber Defense Forensics Analyst Pathway

Florida International University

About This Program

FIU CyberSkills2Work offers a short-term, intensive training program designed to recruit, prepare, and place participants into the cybersecurity work roles of cyber defense forensics analyst and threat/warning analyst. The program delivers three pathways in an asynchronous and synchronous online format and provides training, certification, assistance with job placement, mentoring, and a career path to transitioning military personnel, transitioning first responders, and veterans. This program is at no cost to selected participants.

About This Pathway

The Cyber Defense Forensics Analyst Pathway is designed to prepare participants for a cyber defense forensics analyst work role, which uses forensics analysis policy, tools, data recovery, cybersecurity, and law and ethics in the digital investigations of crimes. Participants will also learn how to identify intrusions, gather information, and collect legal evidence against network intruders by covering theoretical and practical aspects of the foundations of computer network security, incident response tools and techniques, and an overview of how criminals are using computer networks to commit crimes. Graduates of this pathway can expect to work as a digital forensics investigator.

  • Free
Target Work Role(s)
  • Cyber Defense Forensics Analyst
  • Entry Level
Delivery Format
  • Asynchronous Online
Start Date
  • April 3, 2023
End Date
  • Oct. 16, 2023
Duration (in weeks)
  • 8 weeks
Industry Certifications Included
Digital Badges Awarded
  • Fundamentals of Digital Forensics
  • Networking Forensics and Incident Response
  • Mobile Forensics
  • Video and Image Forensics

Must complete these programs in this exact order:

  • Foundations of Cybersecurity
  • Digital Forensics
  • Networking Forensics and Incident Response
  • Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
  • Must be a veteran, transitioning service member, or first responder.
  • Must have at least a high school diploma, GED, or equivalent. School transcripts of the highest level of education completed are required.
  • Must have some IT or cybersecurity experience.
  • Must provide proof of Florida residency.
  • Must provide a letter of recommendation (from an employer, coworker, teacher or other professional) explaining why you are an ideal candidate for program participation.